Benefit News


DoD partners with VA, implements Women’s Health Transition Training Program

ARLINGTON, Va, July 17, 2019 - The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the Department of Defense to implement the first Women’s Health Transition Training. The program is an in-person and virtual course designed to provide a female perspective to active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicewomen who plan to transition to civilian or Reserve/National Guard status.


AER offers $2,500 Relicensing Aid for Spouses

ARLINGTON, VA. June 14, 2019 - Army Spouses can now apply for reimbursement of up to $2,500 in professional relicensing expenses through Army Emergency Relief when they move to another state.


VA launches new health care options under MISSION Act

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new and improved Veterans Community Care Program on June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (MISSION Act), which both ends the Veterans Choice Program and establishes a new Veterans Community Care Program.


Army's self-directed Credentialing Assistance Program expands to Kentucky

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2019 - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey wanted credentialing assistance to happen and the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Army Continuing Education System (ACES), made it a reality. Self-Directed Credentialing Assistance (CA) has been added to the Army Credentialing Program.


New authorization expands eligibility for guests at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany

GARMISCH, Germany, May 29, 2019 - Beginning June 3, 2019, active-duty military service members, retirees and civilian/military ID cardholders living outside Europe will be eligible to vacation at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany.